FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 2, 2023
MEDIA CONTACT: Melissa Garriga | [email protected]
#IWDEndWar: A GLOBAL CALL FOR DIPLOMACY AND PEACE
"We cannot morally consent to war while paths of peace and negotiation have not been pursued to their fullest."
NATIONWIDE - This International Women’s Day CODEPINK: Women for Peace is hosting a day of events aimed at educating how war disproportionately affects women and children across the globe and how the path to peace and diplomacy must be paved by women.
“We cannot morally consent to war while paths of peace and negotiation have not been pursued to their fullest. We who cherish children will not consent to their murder. We love our country, but we will never wrap ourselves in red, white and blue. Instead, we announce a CODEPINK alert: signifying extreme danger to all the values of nurturing, caring, and compassion that women and loving men have held…We call on all outraged women to join us in taking a stand now. And we call upon our brothers to join with us and support us. These actions will be initiated by women, but not limited to women,” penned by Starhawk on the day CODEPINK began.
Now 20 years later, with the Ukraine war and the US beating the drums of war towards China, CODEPINK, along with partner organizations, will rise in a call for diplomacy and an end to war. Multiple days of education and action will take place on March 7-11.
A current schedule of official events:
Sunday, March 5
Queens, NY: Veterans For Peace in St Pat’s For All Parade from 12-3pm EST starting at Skillman Avenue & 43rd Street.
International Women’s Day, Wednesday, March 8 Events
Washington DC: IWD: Costs of War on Women: Negotiations Not Escalations Event from 9am-noon EST at Capitol Hill, First St SE.
Online: IWD 2023: Feminist Voices for Peace Webinars
Morning Webinar 9am PST/11am CST/12pm EST
Midday webinar 2pm PST/4pm CST/5pm EST
End of day webinar 6pm PST/8pm CST/9pm EST
New York, NY: MADRE’s How Grassroots Feminists are Breaking the Cycle of Conflict and Climate Disaster from 12:30-4pm EST at the Church Center of the United Nations, 777 United Nations Plaza, Floor 2.
Online: California Poor People’s Campaign”s International Women’s Day. End Women’s Poverty: Invest in Caring Not Killing from 12:30-2:30pm PST/3:30-3:30pm EST.
Northampton, MA: Western Mass CODEPINK’s Women’s Voices in the Struggle for Our Bodies, Our Lives from 7-9pm EST at First Churches, 129 Main St.
Thursday, March 9
Corvallis, OR: Weekly Peace Vigil - International Women’s Day from 4-5pm PST at Benton County Courthouse 105 NW 4th St.
Saturday, March 11
Milwaukee, WI or Online: “The Impacts Of Gender Violence On Native Communities And On Women In Yemen & The Middle East” sponsored by the United Nations Association of Greater Milwaukee, Peace Action Wisconsin, & the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Milwaukee from 10-11:30am CST at Peace Action Wisconsin, 1001 E Keefe Ave.
For more information about each event, including on the ground contact information please visit: https://www.codepink.org/iwd2023
For media inquiries, please contact Melissa Garriga at [email protected]